Minnesota Timberwolves rookie point guard Ricky Rubio is third among Western Conference guards in fan voting for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game and teammate Kevin Love is fifth among Western Conference forwards, according to the second ballot returns released today by the NBA.

Fans worldwide are permitted to vote at www.nba.com for the starting lineups for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams. Reserves will be chosen by the East and West coaches. The All-Star Game is scheduled for Feb. 26 at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

Rubio, averaging 10.7 points and 8.3 assists, has received 248,423 votes. He trails rival guards Kobe Bryant (1,110,379 votes) of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chris Paul (835,026) of the Los Angeles Clippers.